The El Paso Times reports that this year every EPISD high school student will be issued a laptop.
Are you kidding me? Do you think that every high school student needs a laptop? I know that some (maybe a lot) of the textbooks are digital, but couldn’t we just give the students a Kindle?
I’m sure that some kids could benefit scholastically from laptops, but every kid? We’re just exposing them to the time-sink that is Facebook.
Did you know that some people don’t even have an internet presence? Really. And I’m not just talking about federal agents and confidential informants. Some people just haven’t migrated over to cyberspace.
And there are plenty of good jobs where computer skills aren’t necessary, and a lot of El Paso’s high school kids are destined for those jobs.
I suspect that the reason EPISD decided to give all those kids laptops was because they had money left over and they needed to spend it.